ötillö Swimrun World Series Engadin

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July 25th, 2020

This Sprint distance is very rewarding. The course has some up and down, it has great
swims with spectacular views and it has lots of spectators.

The alpine Swimrun race

Welcome to ÖTILLÖ
Swimrun Sprint Engadin

Welcome to ÖTILLÖ
Swimrun Sprint Engadin

The alpine Swimrun race

July 25th, 2020

This Sprint distance is very rewarding. The course has some up and down, it has great swims with spectacular views and it has lots of spectators.

International Partners

Partner - Vivo Barefoot

Partner ARK

Partner - Mr Green

Timing Partner
Garmin
Suppliers
Partner - Crownhealth
Partner - Precision Hydration
Partner - Gococo
Destination Partners
Silvaplana
Graubunden
Switzerland

Race description

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint course in Engadin is around the small town of Silvaplana. With swims in two lakes and some great runs; both on the valley floor and some with a bit of vertical gain. The race course is beautiful and rewarding.

An ÖTILLÖ Sprint race is the perfect swimrun race for those of you who feel that the World Series is too much or for those who want to go fast. Traditionally we have everything from very strong racers to absolute beginner Swimrunners doing the Sprint distances. Race in pairs or solo.

Welcome to the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun sprint in Engadin!

Short facts

Date: 2020-07-25
Country: Switzerland
Total race distance: 15 100 m
Trail-running: 12 900 m
Run sections: 5
Swimming: 2 200 m
Swim sections: 4
Longest swim: 800 m
Longest run: 8 500 m
Total elevation: 384 m

Engadin World Series
Engadin Experience

Registration

Early bird fee
– Team € 130 / Solo € 70

(UP UNTIL 2019-11-13)

Normal fee
– Team € 150 / Solo € 80

(UP UNTIL 2020-07-15)

Late entry fee
– Team € 175 / Solo € 90

(UP UNTIL 2020-07-23)

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About ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin

This destination is like a fairy tale. It is the race that launched the international swimrun movement in 2014 as the first race ever outside of Sweden. A unique race in a unique place, hosted in the fantastic Engadin Valley in Switzerland.

The well-known St Moritz is in one end of the valley and in the other you find the mountain communities of Silvaplana, Sils and Maloja. The valley has several pristine mountain lakes on the valley floor and also some at altitude, up in the mountains.

In July the flowers are in full bloom, the glaciers hang over the valleys and the lakes have warmed up. The valley floor is at 1700 metres which means that you are at altitude. The weather in the mountains during this period can be anything from a nice summer day to a cold, hard day out. Be mentally prepared for the worst and enjoy the best.

Read the full Race Directors Report »

Schedule for the weekend

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

23:59 (Local time) Last day to enter and make changes for the ÖTILLÖ World Series, Sprint and Experience races. Changes must be sent to support@race.se.

Friday, July 24th, 2020

17:00 #cleantheocean activity, one hour joint trash search and collect from Race tents

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

08:30-10:30 Registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint & Experience - Mulets Sport Centre, Silvaplana
10:45 MANDATORY to be by the start line - Mulets Sport Centre, Silvaplana
11:00 Start Sprint & Experience
11:50 First Experience Team/Solo across the finish line
12:30-15:00 After race meal
12:45 First Sprint Team/Solo across the finish line
14:30 Last racers across the finish line
14:30 Prize giving Sprint
15:30-17:30 Registration ÖTILLÖ World Series

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

07:15 Buses starts at Nira Alpina Surlej towards Silvaplana Main street
07:30 Buses leave from Silvaplana Main street
08:15 MANDATORY to be by the start line
08:30 Start ÖTILLÖ World Series Engadin
11:00 Cut-off Time 3
13:50 First teams across the finish line
14:00-18:30 After race meal
14:50 Cut-off Time 7
18:00 Last team across the finish line
18:00 Prize giving

Race information

Here you will find everything you need to know as a racer at ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin. Please read this thoroughly as the information is important for your experience before and during the race. Good luck and have fun!

Engadin race specific information
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Start lists for Engadin

Here you will find all registered participants and start lists for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin 2020.

World Series
Sprint
Experience
Travel to Engadin

Please see the current Swiss travel restrictions here.

ÖTILLÖ Engadin is in the beautiful Engadin Valley in Switzerland. The race HQ and finish line is in Silvaplana at the Mulets Sports center. We suggest you fly to Zurich, Milano or Bergamo. From these airports there are several travel options to Engadin. From Zurich you can either rent a car or take the train. In Switzerland the train service is phenomenal so you can go from the airport to St. Moritz (Engadin valley) within 4 hours and the train ride is beautiful. Check out train tickets on www.sbb.ch.

From Bergamo or Milan, you will need to rent a car.
NOTE: there is a great public bus system in the Engadin Valley that we recommend you to use. The Taxi is very expensive.

Accommodation in Engadin

There is lots of different accommodation options. From the most expensive hotels to apartments or youth hostel.
Please contact the following for accommodation, say that you are racing in the ENGADIN SWIMRUN to get the best possible rate.

Hotels Silvaplana and Surlej

Download PDF with hotels and prices

Registration in Engadin

The registration for the Sprint, Experience and the World Series race will be at Mulets Sport Centre, Silvaplana.

  • Registration for ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience – Saturday, July 25th, 08:30-10:30.
  • Registration for ÖTILLÖ World Series – Saturday, July 25th, 15:30-17:30.

All racers have to come to the registration to collect the Start pack. At the registration you will have to display your photo-ID. If you race in a team both team members need to come to the registration together. For a smoother process, please look up your start number before picking up your Start pack. If you plan to race with fins you need to bring these so that we can verify that they are in line with the rules.

Energy stations in Engadin

We will have energy and liquid stations along the course as marked on the course map.

  • Please eat and drink what is offered, do not take more as there are others behind you.
  • We will have water and electrolytes by Precision Hydration at all stations.
  • We will have energy bars from Crownhealth at the energy stations in all races.
  • Besides this we will have fruits and other snacks.
  • If you need gels, bring your own and carry in your wetsuit. Do NOT throw the wrappers on the ground, leave it in the garbage cans at the energy stations.

What you will find at the Energy stations:

Sprint (and Experience)

Time 2

  • Energy bars from Crownhealth
  • Bananas
Time 3
  • Bananas
  • Haribo gummy bears
  • Pick up – mini biscuits
World Series
Time 3
  • Energy bars from Crownhealth
  • Bananas
Time 5
  • Energy bars from Crownhealth
  • Pick up – mini biscuits
  • Babybel
Time 6
  • Bananas
  • Nüss Stängli
  • Salty Peanuts
Time 7
  • Energy bars from Crownhealth
  • Bananas
  • Crisps
  • Pick up – mini biscuits
Time 8
  • Bananas
  • Haribo gummy bears
  • Babybel
Race briefing in Engadin

The race briefing for the Sprint, Experience and World Series race will be put online under NEWS. These briefings will be available from 17:00 (local time) on the Friday before the races.

The race briefings are MANDATORY to watch as there will be lots of important information for you to hear.

Mats & Michael will be at the registrations if you have any last minute questions.

15 minutes before each start there will be a final update by the start line.
Logistics to get to start in Engadin

The start for the Sprint and Experience is the same as the FINISH LINE at the Mulets Sports Centre. Make sure you are on-time. The start of the World Series race is in Maloja. We have an organised bus transport, with three pick up points, to take you there – ONLY FOR RACERS (see map) NOTE: The bus will not wait. Be on-time.

ÖtillÖ Engadin bus departure

  • You have to be in the start box 10 minutes before the start.
  • Toilets are available by the start line
  • You can leave a small bag by the start. At your own risk. Do not leave valuables.

Start area

  • Experience – Mulets Sports Centre
  • Sprint – Mulets Sports Centre
  • World Series – Maloja (By Villa Baldini)
Cut offs in Engadin

The ÖTILLÖ Sprint and Experience Engadin does not have any cut-offs. The ÖTILLÖ World Series Engadin has two (2) cut-offs. These are for your safety:

  • TIME 3 at 11:00
  • TIME 7 at 14:50

We have cut-offs in our events to make sure that we can have a safe race, these are put in place so that everyone has a possibility to finish before dark and without jeopordizing the safety of others by stretching the safety organization too much. Please respect this and the people enforcing them.

Media production in Engadin

During each race we make a big media production for social media and traditional media. You will see photographers, reporters and film teams along the course. If you have any personal media contacts that would like to have material from us please email to media.requests@otilloswimrun.com

We will cover the ÖTILLÖ Engadin LIVE on otilloswimrun.com/live, please spread the information to all your friends and family. We will also use #otilloengadin to tag our posts, please do so you too. Our images that we post from the race are free to use for you as racers but not allowed for commercial use to promote other products or events.

Weather in Engadin

In the middle of July, it is usually summer in the Engadin Valley with day time temperatures of around 20 degrees C. However, the valley floor is at 1700 meters above sea level and this means that there could even be snowfall.

Water temperatures will be between 10 – 14 degrees C depending on where along the course. Make sure you dress accordingly and consider wearing something under your wetsuit if you tend to get cold on the long swims. Use a Neoprene cap if you are not used to cold water.

Like everywhere we can have wind, rain and un-seasonably cold weather. Make sure you bring clothes to handle this.

Spectators, friends and families in Engadin

We welcome all spectators, friends and families to participate in our events. During the Covid-19 Pandemic you need to observe our ÖTILLÖ Covid-19 Safety Management Plan. We ask you to make sure you avoid creating a crowd and to keeping safe distance to others. In the event area at the finish line we will only allow racers.

The course is very easy to follow by bike and these are available for rent in Silvaplana. Make sure to ride safely as you are on open roads.

The following are good spots to see the racers:

For the World Series race

  • Start in Maloja
  • Sils lake by Maloja
  • Chasté
  • Sils
  • Silvaplana
  • Finish line

For the Sprint & Experience Race

  • Start and Finish at Mulets Sport center, Silvaplana
  • Around lake Champfèrersee, Silvaplana

NOTE: you may not assist any teams unless if it is a medical emergency. Any other assistance will result in disqualification of the team.

ÖtillÖ general race information
Covid-19 update
COVID-19 UPDATE July 9, 2020

Read the latest Covid-19 news here »

 

Race rules

Each athlete participating in an ÖTILLÖ Swimrun (World Series, Sprint & Experience race) must know, understand and follow all the competition rules. Please read the ÖTILLÖ Standard Swimrun rules.

Safety measures
  • Take care of each other; it is a long and tough course.
  • We have safety boats and are trying to do our best to cover the course.
  • All teams have to help another team in an emergency.
  • We have medics on the course.
  • Communicate with race officials when help needed.
  • If you abandon the race you must communicate with race officials as soon as possible and return the timing chip at the finish area.
  • You cannot wear a tow rope for the first run.
  • We suggest that you do NOT use a tow rope when running in difficult terrain.
Cups at ÖTILLÖ Races

In our quest to leave as small of an environmental footprint as possible we have decided to take away the majority of disposable cups during our races. This means that we will ONLY have disposable, paper cups at the first two (2) energy stations at the World Series race and first energy station at the Sprint.

After that we expect you to have your own foldable cup or soft flask to be able to drink. If you don’t have your own foldable cup you will be able to buy one in the event area at the finish line.

Race course

Race course

If the race organization believe there is a danger for the racers or the organization based on weather or other conditions, the course can be changed the day before or even in the middle of the race. Safety is our priority.

Rental wetsuits

”Try before you buy”.

Now you have the possibility to rent the Worlds fastest swimrun suits at all ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series events. Book your suit online and pick it up on site at the ARK box. Limited amount of suits per event. If you want you have the option to buy your suit afterwards at a discounted price.
Book your wetsuit here.

Rental sites:

  • ÖTILLÖ Engadin — July 25 – 26, 2020. Last day for booking June 28
  • ÖTILLÖ Final 15K — August 29, 2020. Last day for booking August 26
  • ÖTILLÖ Utö — September 26 – 27, 2020.
  • ÖTILLÖ Cannes — October 17 – 18, 2020.
  • ÖTILLÖ Hvar — November 7 – 8, 2020.
  • ÖTILLÖ Malta — November 28 – 29, 2020.
Insurance

You must have a valid personal insurance for racing in Swimrun. If you do not have one you can purchase it for the race or for the 2020 season, valid in all the races listed. It is an insurance that will repay your entry fee and travel costs if you have to withdraw prior to the race due to an accident or illness (you have to have a doctor’s certificate).
Read more and buy your insurance here.

ÖTILLÖ Qualification

A spot will be awarded to the first two men, women and mixed teams where no team member already has a spot for the following ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship. If a team does not want the spot it will roll down to the next eligible team. If no team wants the spot it goes back to the ÖTILLÖ organisation who are free to do what they want with it. The entry fee needs to be payed at the date set in the invoice.

Swimrun ranking

All teams that finish an ÖTILLÖ World Series race or a race with ÖTILLÖ merit status will receive ranking points, see all merit races here. Check out the races, finish it and get points. If you are not registered, read more about the Swimrun ranking and register here.

To be able to participate in ÖTILLÖ The Swimrun World Championship through ranking selection or random team selection, you need to have ranking points. Read more about how to gain your spot for ÖTILLÖ The Swimrun World Championship here.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series

Teams that finish top 30 in each category (Women/Men/Mixed) will collect points in the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series. Your team can collect points from all ÖTILLÖ World Series events and ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship.

The winning team in each category will be honored at the last World Series event of the year.

Check out the World Series standings and the new point distribution here.

ÖTILLÖ Merchandise

As you might know we have some ÖTILLÖ branded goods. These can be found on our website

Our partners will be in the event area at the finish line with products on-site.

Swimrun rescue

As a swimrunner you are responsible for your team mate and for others around you. It is your obligation to know how to rescue someone out of the water, how to do CPR and how to use your Mandatory pressure bandage if someone has a bad cut. Here are some good films for you to watch.

SIPE

Swimming induced pulmonary oedema (SIPE) is a condition which has gained attention in recent years. In short, due to somewhat unclear mechanism, fluid collects in the lungs, compromising the transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the bloodstream. This results in the following symptoms;

  • Shortness of breath
  • Decreased oxygen saturation (which has to be measured with medical instruments)
  • Cough, sometimes with blood

There is ongoing research in the subject, and as the knowledge increases, we will hopefully learn how to better prevent, diagnose and treat the condition.

The current research suggests that the condition terminates in less than 48h. Often it’s enough to stop the activity, remove/open up the wetsuit and get warm. In some cases, oxygen therapy is needed. It’s not fully understood why the condition arises.

There are yet no studies evaluating the long-term effects of SIPE. There is evidence that susceptible individuals may have recurrent episodes of SIPE. There are some medications that may help to prevent recurrent episodes.

If you experience the above symptoms, we recommend stopping the activity and contacting race marshals. If you encounter symptoms during a training session, we recommend seeking medical attention since there are other medical conditions which can manifest in the same way.

Train smart, race hard and take care of yourself and your partner!

Force Majeure

Neither the participant nor the race organizer shall be held responsible for a force majeure event. Force majeure means any event which is unforeseen and beyond the reasonable control of either party including but not limited to the following: Act of God, adverse weather, inevitable accident, failure or shortage of power supplies, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, lightning, war or armed conflict, embargo, government or regulatory action or decree, riot or civil disturbance, strike, lock-outs, or other industrial action, terrorist action, failure or delay of common carrier or impairment or lack of adequate transportation facilities.

If by reason of any force majeure event the race organizer is delayed in, or prevented from, performing any of the obligations with regards to staging the race, no loss or damage shall be claimed by the participant by reason thereof.

Images & Video

ÖTILLÖ Engadin - 2020 Sprint & Experience